Hello – Janet here. Nice to meet you and welcome to Little House on Park! My partner M and I purchased a home on Park Street a little over a year ago. As you may have guessed it, the name of this blog is inspired by this house. The living room space in our little house is where I create; so for me Little House on Park symbolizes creation. Since a year ago, we’ve already had a lot of our “firsts” here – first time building a patio, owning koi ponds and then having all the fishes in one pond die in our 1st winter because the previous owner had decided to stuff too many of them in the smaller pond of the two , tackling a clogged pipe issue that led us to ripe out an entire room in our basement, dealing with pest issues, etc…Yep – as you can probably guessed, we ran into a lot of issues with this house. All the problems seemed to have wanted to meet its new owner early so for the first six months of ownership, we had problems after problems. For a while, we were convinced that we were cursed because quite literally that as soon as we dealt with one issue, another one would immediately pop up.
it was tough times, and I can’t believe I am saying this but it was a worthwhile experience and I wouldn’t trade what we learned for something else. We definitely came out being smarter and better people. A house that taught us so much about life and what NOT to buy next time when we are ready for another house hunt, I totally thought this house deserved a blog named after it – wouldn’t you agree?
What is this blog about?
Ask me what is this blog about is almost like asking me what do I want to do when I grow up – you just never know. I plan for Little House on Park (the blog) to be a personal blog – where I share things I make, home renovation projects we tackle and everything else in between. I also recently opened an Etsy shop where I sell my homemade humble goods. This blog will also serve as a complement to my shop and share here my inspirations and process.
Some quick quirky facts about our Little House on Park
- It is a semi-detach built in 1926 – happy 90th birthday, House!
- Both units went up for sale at around the same time – our neighbor and us moved into our new house within weeks of each other
- We have a 15′ tall pear tree grown at the narrowest section of our yard beside a pathway that leads further into the yard. Because the tree is so tall, we cannot pick a lot of the fruits that grow near the top. In Sep/Oct when the pears become too ripe to stay on the tree, many do a 15′ drop right onto the main pathways and attracting a lot of wasps to that area. Before we bought a wasps trap, it was almost suicidal to try to walk past the pathway for fear of stepping on a swarm of wasps and getting stung by each and every single one of them. I talked more about our pear tree here.
- We have an very awkward shape piece of property – even our lawyer said so!
- We once had two koi ponds in our backyard
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